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Family Support

There can be times during the course of a life-limiting illness when individual support for patients’ families may be needed.

At Bury Hospice, all carers and family members/friends can access family support, and where those needs cannot be met within the hospice, we are able to signpost or refer to outside agencies if required.

The family support coordinator offers support on a one-to- one basis either at the hospice or at your home. This support is completely confidential and gives carers an opportunity to discuss difficult decisions and to speak openly about their loved one’s illness without feeling or being judged.

We also offer specific support for children, including books, advice, and referral to specialist outside agencies if required.

Bereavement Services

 We offer bereavement support for adults and children which is coordinated by our specialist family bereavement counsellor she delivers compassionate and service user focussed support through one to one counselling sessions and group sessions.

Our bereavement counsellor has developed several initiatives over the last couple of years including: a ‘Walk and talk’ support Group who meet weekly at the Hospice and then embark on an organised walk before returning to the hospice for a group lunch in our cafeteria; A ‘Bereavement Café’ providing an opportunity for those within our community who have been bereaved to drop into a supportive environment where refreshments are provided, allowing them to share experiences with other individuals in a similar position; and our ‘Sunflower Group’ for bereaved children and their families providing both adults and children with an important forum where they can meet their peers going through a similar experience, Our counsellor is also a practitioner of Mindfulness and delivers sessions as part of the suite of support activities that can be accessed from this service.

Due to current restrictions bereavement services, both one to one and group sessions are being delivered either by telephone or Microsoft Teams.

There can be times during the course of a life-limiting illness when individual support for patients’ families may be needed.

At Bury Hospice, all carers and family members/friends can access family support, and where those needs cannot be met within the hospice, we are able to signpost or refer to outside agencies if required.

The family support coordinator offers support on a one-to- one basis either at the hospice or at your home in some circumstances. This support is completely confidential and gives carers an opportunity to discuss difficult decisions and to speak openly about their loved one’s illness without feeling or being judged.

We also offer one-to-one support for children over 5 years old, including books, advice, and referral to specialist outside agencies if required.

Bereavement support

Bury Hospice Bereavement Support Service offers supportive and emotional care to those who are dealing with personal loss. It is an integral part of the holistic care offered by the hospice.

Following the death of a loved one some people may need extra support to help them adjust. Many people rely on support from family and friends but as they are grieving too, it may be helpful to receive outside support.

One-to-one support is offered to all family and friends of the patient who has died within any of the hospice services. Support is usually offered at the hospice in a safe and calm environment but can be arranged at home in some circumstances. Support is also provided by telephone or online using Microsoft Teams. We will usually send a letter offering bereavement support to all close family and friends approximately eight weeks after the death of their loved one.